Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, And The New Biology Of Mind
Eight truly fascinating essays by Nobel Prize-winning psychiatrist and neurobiologist Eric Kandel. An incredible overview of how biology must influence psychiatric thought.
Each essay is accompanied by a commentary by an internationally recognized expert the field. Topics covered include the biological mechanisms of psychotherapy and medications, the ability to detect functional changes in the brain after psychotherapy, the need for animal models of mental disorders, the unification of behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology into the new science of the mind.
I eagerly await "In Search of Mind," which looks to be an update and synthesis by Kendal, due out March of 06.
If you want more depth, Kendal is also the author of *the* leading neuroscience text book: Principles of Neural Science.
If you want, instead to take a more integrated approach towards understanding how consciouness arises out of neuroscience, then the required books are "Consciousness Explained" and its follow up "Sweet Dreams" both by the brilliant polymath Daniel C. Dennett.
Finally, I the "related books" list should include "The Developing Mind" by Daniel Siegel.